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UAlbany Alumni Weekend Showcases Old and New

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 3, 2003) -- The University at Albany will welcome back graduates, family and friends during the annual Alumni Weekend, held Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8. Most events and programs are free and open to the public. Advance registrations are recommended by contacting (518) 442-3207 or

The weekend features events for the entire family, from touring campus buildings and presentations about Albany's importance in American history to a discussion on how to become a millionaire and a performance of the Capitaland Chorus.

A special highlight of the weekend will be the Gala Awards Dinner on Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m. at the Desmond Hotel on Albany-Shaker Road. The cost of the event is $40. The occasion celebrates the work of alumni and others who have had a positive impact on the University and on local and international communities.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit


Established in 1844 and designated a center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in eight degree-granting schools and colleges. The University is engaged in a $500 million fundraising campaign, the most ambitious in its history, with the goal of placing it among the nation's top 30 public research universities by the end of the decade. For more information about this nationally ranked University, visit

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